Because the wonderful world of Croatian football keeps getting weirder.
Zdravko Mamić is the most popular fugitive of the Croatian authorities. Just last month at the Osijek County Court, Mamić was charged with six and a half years in prison for siphoning 116 million kuna from Dinamo Zagreb and defrauding the state budget of 12.2 million kuna in unpaid taxes and surtaxes. If you need to refresh your memory, you can do so here.
The former director of Dinamo Zagreb, however, fled to Bosnia and Herzegovina the night before his verdict and has been in the country ever since. After all, Mamić is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the prosecutor’s office, as the media reported yesterday, estimates that there are no conditions for Zdravko Mamić’s extradition to Croatia.
While the developments of this story may no longer surprise, we do find ourselves always entertained – and the latest page written in the Mamić saga will surely do just that.
Index.hr reports on July 5, 2018, that just 10 hours ago, Split City Councilor Martin Pauk published a video to his Facebook page:
The caption reads: “Zdravko Mamić leads the rosary in the crowd gathered in Međugorje. If he goes today, he should pray for some 150 years to forgive his sins,” wrote Pauk on Facebook.
Mamić’s voice is heard on the recording, as he prays into the microphone saying ’Zdravo Marijo’. Mamić is surrounded by believers who do not seem to mind that he is a man accused of a serious crime and is a fugitive of the government in the state he claims to love.
Mamić can be seen in the middle of the video, under the umbrella wearing a light-colored shirt with his back turned. We do not know when the exact recording was made.